Convicted Chinese Co. Fined $2M Over Chip Exports

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 8:07 PM EST) -- A federal judge has granted a request from prosecutors to levy a fine of nearly $2 million for contempt of court against the China-based parent company of a Massachusetts business convicted of illegally exporting sensitive computer chips to China.

Judge Patti B. Saris handed down the final contempt order in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday, slapping Shenzhen Chitron Electronics Co. Ltd. with the $1.93 million fine as a sanction for failing to show up in court to answer allegations about...
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